We are a newly established lab within a thriving community of developmental biology and tissue repair researchers

at the Faculty of Life Sciences in the vibrant city of Bristol.

The Faculty boasts world-class research facilities with state-of-the-art equipment in the Wolfson Bioimaging, Proteomics, Transcriptomics and Flow Cytometry facilites.

Last year, Bristol even topped the Sunday Times list of the "best places to live in Britain"!

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-39320118!

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Helen Weavers

Principal Investigator

Sir Henry Dale Fellow

jointly funded by The Wellcome Trust and The Royal Society

See my University of Bristol Research Profile:

http://www.bris.ac.uk/biochemistry/people/helen-m-weavers/index.html

 

Previously Wellcome Trust PhD Student (University of Cambridge) and MRC-funded Research Associate (University of Bristol).

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Jack Holcombe

Sir Jules Thorn

PhD student

Postgraduate student on the MRC GW4 DTP

Jack has moved into the world of fruitflies after a Masters year in St Andrews studying regeneration in Amphioxus! Jack is now a PhD student funded by the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust and a member of the GW4 MRC-funded Doctoral Training Programme.

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Harry Young

PhD student on the

 

Wellcome Trust

Dynamic Molecular Cell Biology PhD Programme

Harry spent 3 months rotating in our lab last year where he discovered the wonderful world of Drosophila research. Harry is now back in the lab as a PhD student where he is integrating Drosophila live-imaging and genetics with human genetic epidemiology to explore how tissues protect themselves from oxidative stress.

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Katie B

MRes student

within the School of Biochemistry

Katie will be joining us very soon to start her MRes studies!

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Alumnae

 

Our previous

lab members

Emma Case (MSci student in Biochemistry)

Kayleigh Cruickshank (MSci in Biomedical Sciences)

Amy Harris (Wellcome Trust Vacation Scholarship)

Katie Burbridge (UoB Biochemistry BSc student)

Lauren Craker (Chemistry MSc student; in collaboration with Prof Dek Woolfson)

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We are recruiting!

Post-doctoral researcher

&

PhD students

If you are interested in working with us on an exciting interdisciplinary project integrating state-of-the-art live imaging, Drosophila genetics and genetic epidemiology contact me for more details.

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Giuliana Clemente

Wellcome Trust-funded

Post-doctoral

researcher

Giuliana started with us in 2018 after a CRUK-funded PhD in Dundee with Prof Arno Muller and a short post-doc with Dr Tom Millard at the University of Manchester.

Giuliana is also an active pre-lighter!

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Tua Karling

PhD student

 

former MRes

postgraduate student

Tua recently completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Manchester, where she was introduced to the wonders of Drosophila! Tua is now pursuing her love of research as a PhD student with us studying immune cell migration in complex 3D environments.

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Jake Turley

Postgraduate student on the MRC GW4 DTP

shared with Prof Tannie Liverpool, Prof Paul Martin & Dr Isaac Chenchiah

 

After completing his Mathematics degree at the University of Bristol, Jake is now moving into the world of biology with us in this cross-institutional and multi-disciplinary PhD project.

MSc & Summer students

 

If you're interested in a summer lab project with

us, get in touch!

 

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PhD projects available!

in collaboration with

Bristol Population Health Science Institute

& Cardiff University

For October 2020 start

Interested in state-of-the-art live imaging and genetic approaches in Drosophila and want to learn techniques in human genetic epidemiology?

Further information about the project and how to apply:

 

https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/live-imaging-and-genetic-approaches-to-explore-cross-talk-between-tissue-damage-immune-dysfunction-and-infection-within-novel-animal-models-of-cystic-fibrosis/?p101742